The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ Out Today

Posted March 5th, 2013 by eric · No Comments

Latter day Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap (who replaced original guitarist Bob Stinson in 1987) had a severe stroke a few months back, wreaking havoc on his finances, despite having insurance. So, core Replacements founders Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson decided to raise some cash for their old bandmate to soften the blow. A supremely limited edition 10″ of 250 copies made up of newly recorded covers was auctioned off, raising over $105,000. The music is available to the general public today via Amazon MP3, as well as all of the streaming services. With just a cursory listen it’s hard to tell at first that this is The Replacements, but after a few songs the familiarity of Westerberg’s voice makes it hard to deny.

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